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Future Files Trademarks Signaling A Medical Marijuana And Cannabis Company

It appears that Future is venturing into the medical marijuana industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 27, 2023

Lizzo Succeeds In Getting Approval For '100% That B—h' Trademark After Eight Attempts

You may or may not be familiar with the lyrics: “I just took a DNA test. Turns out, I’m 100 percent that b–h.” The lyrics were the opening of Lizzo’s massive hit, “Truth Hurts” — which was released in 2017 but became popular in 2019 —  and signifies that the pop star knows exactly who she is. However, now it’s even more official.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 3, 2023

Geno Smith Files Trademark For 'They Wrote Me Off—I Ain’t Write Back, Though,' Two Days After Defeating The Denver Broncos

A viral clip from Geno Smith is going from a word of inspiration to a possible new business venture.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 19, 2022

50 Cent Announces The End Of His STARZ Deal, But Trademark Filings Hint At What's Next For The Businessman

50 Cent’s partnership with STARZ has served as a game-changer in the television industry. The rapper and businessman birthed “Power,” “PowerBook II: Ghost,” “PowerBook III: Raising Kanan,” and “Powerbook IV: Force and BMF.” Now, 50 Cent has announced that his time with the network is soon coming to an end.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 16, 2022

TikTok May Soon Compete With Spotify And Apple Music Based On A Recent Trademark Filing

TikTok has already been taking over social media, but it looks like it isn’t finished quite yet. As previously reported by AfroTech, the video platform has aided in artists racking in millions of streams. According to Insider, TikTok could possibly be taking full advantage of this momentum by launching a music app with ByteDance — its parent company. It’s been reported that the technology company filed a trademark for “TikTok Music” back in May, which follows its filing in Australia in November 2021. The fairly recent trademark filing by ByteDance would allow users to purchase, play, share, and download music. Additionally, users would be able to create, share, and recommend playlists, comment on music, and live stream audio and video. According to The Verge, ByteDance isn’t a newbie when it comes to music streaming. Resso — a music streaming app launched by the company in 2020 — has been available to users in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Similar to what’s described in the filing,...

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 1, 2022

50 Cent's 'BMF' Television Series Entangled In Lawsuit Alleging Trademark Infringement

50 Cent has created his own multiverse with his connected series such as “Power,” “Power Book II: Ghost,” Power Book III: Raisin,” and “Power Book IV: Force” on STARZ. One of the newest shows — “BMF” — that primarily exists outside this realm is based on a real-life Detroit drug and money laundering organization, Black Mafia Family. While the television show is headed into the second season and has seen a ton of commercial success, it is also at the epicenter of an ongoing lawsuit.

Josh Rodgers

Jul 28, 2022

According To This Trademark Filing, There Could Be A YZYSPLY Retail Store Coming To A City Near You

YZYSPLY could be coming to a city near you. According to a trademark filing, Kanye West reportedly might be working to open brick-and-mortar stores. The news marks another potential move for the billionaire, who is constantly striving for new ways to elevate his ventures.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 11, 2022

Snoop Dogg Files Trademark To Bring Virtual Cannabis To The Metaverse

Another day, another way that Snoop Dogg is dominating in the metaverse. According to trademark attorney Josh Gerben, it appears that the serial entrepreneur has filed a trademark for his virtual cannabis venture.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 21, 2022

Could Megan Thee Stallion's Trademark Filings Mean New Music And Merch Is On The Way?

Megan Thee Stallion proves she can’t be placed in a box. From her lyrical prowess to earning an undergraduate degree while actively touring across the country, the Houston Hottie is always leveling up. With her next move, she’s keeping that same energy. The “Plan B” rapper has reportedly filed a trademark related to upcoming music, future performances, and clothing.

Josh Rodgers

Jun 9, 2022

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Files Trademark Signaling 'Virtual' Makeup And Haircare Could Soon Be Up For Grabs

Rihanna is in full business mode! Just last week, AfroTech reported that the mogul is reportedly working with advisers on an initial public offering for Savage X Fenty this year, which would bring its valuation to $3 billion or more. Now, she’s said to be taking her empire to the metaverse. Rihanna has filed for a Fenty trademark through Roraj Trade LLC, Boardroom reports. The announcement comes in from trademark attorney Josh Gerben of Gerben Law, who broke the news via Twitter. “Rihanna has filed a new trademark application indicating that she will offer “virtual” cosmetics and hair care products under her FENTY brand. Coming to a virtual world near you soon…” he wrote. Rihanna has filed a new trademark application indicating that she will offer "virtual" cosmetics and hair care products under her FENTY brand. Coming to a virtual world near you soon… #Rihanna — Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) March 15, 2022  

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 16, 2022

LaMelo Ball's New Trademarks Suggest He May Possibly Be Expanding His Esports Brand In The Metaverse

In recent months, there has been a lineup of reports of both budding and former athletes filing trademarks to enter into the metaverse. Earlier this month, AfroTech reported Bronny James, Lebron James’ son, filed three trademarks that are allegedly for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), gaming, and fashion. Now, Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball is next up in line looking to score in the metaverse. On Feb. 15, MB1 Enterprises — the All-Star player’s company — filed three trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office, according to Boardroom.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 23, 2022

LeBron James' Son, Bronny James, Files Trademarks To Possibly Enter The NFT Space

Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, is set out to carve out his own lane not only on the court but now in the world of crypto. The digital space has been one of the latest trends — especially non-fungible tokens (NFTs) — and the 17-year-old is on his way to tap in. Boardroom reports that James has filed three trademarks focused on NFTs, gaming, and fashion with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Click here to learn more about NFTs at Afrotech Executive.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 3, 2022